Every now and then, I get an email from someone announcing their new campaign for congress. They’re always quite excited – letting me know how much they’re going to accomplish. Generally, I laugh this off as ignorant, or just grandstanding.
But, when I get that same email from someone already elected on a state-level who seems to know what needs to be done there to advance the Constitution and liberty, I get a little sad – like a death.
For example, this email – (I’ve removed the name out of respect to the individual running, someone I believe is actually a good person)
Tomorrow will be the kickoff to an exciting campaign for [name] run for Congress. Those who have followed [name] over the years know that he is a man of principle who will have a significant impact in Washington. Please join us tomorrow and help launch this campaign to victory.
Here is the hard truth.
Odds are, this person will lose. He’ll get outspent by the establishment and won’t be able to overcome it.
Or, he’ll have to sacrifice some of his core beliefs, hiding them from the public and press, because they’re not congressional.
And if he wins, he will not have significant impact. There is zero chance of that.
I guarantee – in 10 years, the federal government will be bigger and more dangerous than it is today.
Latest posts by Michael Boldin (see all)
- James Madison on the General Welfare Clause - August 19, 2014
- Thomas Jefferson on the General Welfare Clause - August 14, 2014
- James Madison: Speaking on the Bill of Rights and the 9th Amendment - August 13, 2014